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Racism towards the new President of USA

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by nmiku, Feb 26, 2009.

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    nmiku Member

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    Hebu wanajamii someni hili jambo lililotokea huko Marekani halafu mniambie mnaonaje:

    NEW YORK (CNN) -- The chairman of the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch, personally apologized Tuesday for an editorial cartoon published by the newspaper that drew charges of racism.
    This New York Post cartoon by Sean Delonas sparked a debate over race and cartooning.

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    "Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted," said the statement from Murdoch, who is also chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, which owns the paper.
    "I can assure you -- without a doubt -- that the only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation.
    "It was not meant to be racist, but unfortunately, it was interpreted by many as such. We all hold the readers of the New York Post in high regard, and I promise you that we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our community."
    The cartoon by Sean Delonas referenced the mauling of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee who was later shot and killed by police. In the caption, one of the officers says, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."
    The cartoon was published on Wednesday, a day after President Obama signed the stimulus bill.
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    The Post issued a statement the following day, apologizing but noting that the cartoon was meant to mock what it called an "ineptly written" stimulus bill.
    Many critics said the cartoon played on historically racist images by appearing to compare Obama, the nation's first black president, to the chimpanzee.
    Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of Delonas.
    Delonas called the controversy "absolutely friggin' ridiculous."
    "Do you really think I'm saying Obama should be shot? I didn't see that in the cartoon," Delonas told CNN. iReport.com: Share your thoughts on the cartoon, Murdoch's apology
    "It's about the economic stimulus bill," he added. "If you're going to make that about anybody, it would be [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, which it's not."
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    Nyauba JF-Expert Member

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    are we not coward toooo (tanzanians)???? Miss TZ 2007 issue!!!!!

    Iam scared if not well dealt might spark bad image always!!
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    Baija Bolobi JF-Expert Member

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    Obama akitetewa kwa mtindo huo hataweza kuyamudu maji marefu ya ubaguzi wa rangi. Hili ni dogo mno.
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    Darling Member

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    America is something ealse huyo aliyeapologise kwani haku edit the paper before going for printing?.

    Propaganda tu; however i pray that Obama remains safe for long until the end.

    It is too late.. he is already the president...
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    The Truth JF-Expert Member

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    Unbelievable! The only racist in this whole saga is Al Sharpton. Why did Sharpton think the cartoon was about Obantu? He doesn't write stimulus bill. Plus, many people of all races have been compared to monkeys/chimpanzees even President Bush. So why assume the cartoon was about Obantu?
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    nmiku Member

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    If you look carefully at the cartoon, you will notice that it is about finding someone else to rewrite the stimulus bill and the present architect to be shot and you see for yourself the depiction of that someone to be shot! WHY NOT A TRUE FACE OF OBAMA NOT DEPICTED?